Hook Pendant on Bead Necklace, Hawaiian Islands
Lot 67Y
Hook Pendant on Bead Necklace, Hawaiian Islands
Sold for US$ 4,375 inc. premium
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Hook Pendant on Bead Necklace, Hawaiian Islands
lei niho palaoa
Walrus and whale ivory, glass, cotton string
height 14 1/4in (36.2cm)

Anchor House Antiques, Honolulu, Hawaii
Harry Miura, Honolulu Hawaii
Private Collection, Hawaii

Cf. Rose, Roger, Hawaii The Royal Isles Bishop Museum Special Publications #67, (1980: fig. 203 color plate XLI):

"Ivory beads were manufactured in pre-European Hawaii, but their manufacture was greatly stimulated by introduced European drills and cutting instruments. This necklace (in Rose's publication) combines four faceted beads drilled with metal tools, 16 trade beads, and a walrus ivory pendant that has the traditional rectangular perforation. Necklaces with trade beads were prized by early 19th century chiefly women who had the means to obtain them."
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